Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass names Hammond technical support manager

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Michael Hammond has been promoted to manager, technical support for the company's glass quality and technical services team.

PITTSBURGH, July 31, 2019 — In his new position, Hammond will provide technical support and direction to members of the Vitro Certified® Network program, primarily in the areas of product application and process training. He also will take a leadership role in managing Vitro Glass product stewardship initiatives such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and company participation in the Cradle to Cradle Certified products program.

Hammond was most recently glass products manager at Vitro Glass’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania plant. He began his career in 1996 in the tank department at PPG’s (now Vitro Glass) Wichita Falls, Texas plant and progressed through a series of tank, enterprise excellence and wareroom positions at that facility and the company’s Meadville, Pennsylvania plant.

“Mike brings a strong combination of float product and process knowledge to his new position,” said Steve Marino, manager, technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our Vitro Certified® Network members will quickly regard him as a valuable addition to the team.”

Hammond holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in ceramic engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He will relocate to the Pittsburgh area and be based out of the Vitro Glass Technology Center in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania.

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Vitro Certified® is a trademark owned by Vitro.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a trademark of Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit

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